Limited production of Sesto Elemento

Discussion in 'European Cars' started by F50Fanatic, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. same v10 k
    same e gear source??
    awd k
    weight 999kgs only FEW hundred kgs less
    same silhoutte k

    they must be the same car!

    consider i'm not justifying the price tag
  2. I really hope this happens!
  3. seriously? are you really going to be that pedantic about people referring to it as an evolution of the gallardo?
  4. evolution =/= same car, also he may be right but no one yet doesnt know what to expect from the car and everybody are already saying same car, they may be right, but it's just to soon to tell.
  5. i never said they were the same, i gave reasons why people keep comparing it to the gallardo, because they are very similar in key major ways.

    lambos own press release said they have the same engine.

    "The fascinating heart of the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento is familiar from the Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera."

    the press release also states that they use the familiar egear setup, but makes no mention of any egear improvements or changes from the current version. if there was something new about the egear, im positive they would write a couple paragraphs about it in their own press release, but they didnt, because it is the same unit.

    they are both superb units, so why screw with them?
  6. i didnt know about the e gear, only the engine, i posted that becouse i thought there were no infos about it technically.
  7. I thought e-gear was shit first-generation single-clutch technology that was years behind Ferrari's new double-clutch 7-speed system?
  8. isnt that how a lot of supercar manufacturers and companies work? I mean look at how much the premiere editions of cars sell for at Neimann Marcus.
  9. While I am not a huge lambo fan, this is a pretty neat car.

    What I find most interesting is how much it resembles the original specs for the McLaren F1. The original F1 specs had a sub 1000kg wieght and ~500hp. But this car will have more power and awd thrown in, will be impressive if they could meet the weight target.
  10. hahaha. i like this concept and all and the use of carbon fibre is inevitably the way to go since the market price allows super and performance car manufacturers to have a reasonable profit margin with its implementation, but something is really funny here. the mp4-12c is gonna get on the market soon and priced right around the entry level supercars like the gallardo, 458 etc, sports a carbon tub. this is a BIG step up in this segment. remember, before this, there were no major manufacturers in the market offering carbon tubs for anything less than half a million bucks or more.

    so yah, looks like lambo will be paying for r&d into this endeavor by basically selling this. while mclaren just engineers the car properly from the beginning and then sells it at a competitive price, audi, i mean lambo, is taking this route. interesting <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>.
  11. #38 F50Fanatic, Nov 24, 2010
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    It's for track only:

    New information has surfaced concering the production of the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento. The lightweight carbon fiber sports car concept was revealed at the Paris Motor Show 2010.

    Company boss Stephan Winkelmann told Autocar that Lamborghini is increasingly likely to make several examples of Sesto Elemento. It uses Superleggera running gear but is made from a new material, called forged carbon, that helps to keep its weight down to a mere 999kg.

    "We are testing the Sesto Elemento at the moment and if it all goes well then we could look at a limited production run. But it would not be homologated because there are complications with things like airbags. It would be for track use only. We do not want to ever produce and show cars just for a museum. Twenty cars would be the maximum amount."

    Rumours have suggested ove the past weeks that twelve units will be built at an exclusive price tag of € 2,5 million, almost $ 3,500,000. Five of them have already been sold!
  12. Track =/= lameorghini
  13. omfg. track only?

    seriously, I just don't like the idea of this. That's too much money.

    Reventon > Sesto Elemento. I don't get it either, but that's the way my heart feels. At least I could drive that on the street. And i think it looks better.
  14. The car is a mess. First Lambo is a long time I have disliked for its looks.
  15. not being road legal is a major turn off for me, still i'd love to see what this thing could do with such an hp/kg ratio
  16. I love the design, its minimalistic approach. One of very few exotic cars to be made as light as possible with compact dimensions and bare carbon fiber interior devoid of luxury. It's almost like a modern interpretation of the F40, despite having a lambo badge instead of prancing horse badge. Looking at this car's bare dark carbon fiber dashboard, dark carbon fiber inside door panels, and the thin bright red seat cushions, it seriously remind me of the F40.

    The only thing I don't like about this car is it's not street legal.

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